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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Invermay Park, Victoria

Returned & Services League of Australia, Victorian Sub-Branch. We hold wartime memorabilia covering all theatres of war. The Ballarat RSL is functioning as a traditional Sub Branch situated on the outskirts of Ballarat, just a 6 minute drive from the CBD. The RSL is a part of 'Midlands - Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club' which offers full Bar/Bistro/Gaming services as well as an 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls. Our sole responsibility is the welfare/social interaction of our members.

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330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5332 3300

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Beret

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

There is a name inscribed on the inside of the hat.

Photograph - Framed

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

UNK Woman with rose bush

Certificate of Discharge

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Herman Claude BENHAM. He was born on 1/07/1895 in Geelong, VIC. Herman Claude served in the AIF (3690) enlisting on, 13/08/1915 in Drysdale, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 7TH BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 25/03/1919. Herman Claude BENHAM was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is James BENHAM (Father). Herman Benham was awarded the British War Medal and the 1914-1915 Star.

Map - "City of Darwin 1942-1943 - Extent of Bombing"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"Extract of Diary - Sgd J F BURTON 19 Feb 1942", "Points of Interest"

Plaque - Royal Australian Navy

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Lapel boards - 4 x RAANC (Red)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Jug - RAAFA Insignia Porcelain Medium

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription = 24 No. 10 North Staffordshire Pottery, Hanley, Made in England

Beret - RAANC & Badge (Grey)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

ID Bracelet

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Ivy Grace HALLANDAL. She was born on 27/11/1903 in Ballarat, VIC. Ivy Grace served in the Army (VF507143) enlisting on, 22/02/1943 in Kew, VIC before being discharged from duties with the AUST ARMY MEDICAL WOMENS SERVICES as a Army Non-Commissioned Corporal / Bombardier (CPL/LBDR) on 26/04/1946. Ivy Grace HALLANDAL was not a prisoner of war. Her next of kin is Ernest HALLANDAL. Ivy Grace Hallandal was awarded the Australia Service Medal 1939-1946 and the War Medal 1939-1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved - "J J McCarthy o/N A44955 R.A.N."

Souvenirs - 2 Leaves

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Both Enscribed with "Love from Len Cape Town 16/7/16"

Historical information

This object relates to John Leonard GROAT. He was born on 1/02/1897 in Ballarat, VIC. John Leonard served in the AIF (12458) enlisting on, 21/10/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 10th FLD AMBUL as a Army Non-Commissioned Lance Corporal / Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR) on 16/10/1917. John Leonard GROAT was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Frederick Thomas GROAT (Father). John Groat was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal, British Military Medal GV.

Badges - RAAF Cloth (2)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

RAAF Cap RAAF Dress Whites Insignia - Flight Sargeant

Certicate of Discharge - NZ Merchant Navy (2)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Discharged from T3MV TOFUA 23/5/1966 Discharged from MV KURUTAI 20/6/1966

Historical information

This object relates to Charles Ben French. He was born on 17 November 1904 in Melbourne, Victoria. Charles French served in the NZ Merchant Navy as a Merch. Navy Non-Commissioned Baker (BAKER). He was not taken as a prisoner of war.

Hat - Bush (Khaki)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Diary

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Start date =4/8/1944; Finish date = 8/7/1945. With reference to the dates of the end of both theatres of war.

Historical information

This object relates to Walter Alfred CROMPTON. He was born on 18/01/1907 in Ballarat, VIC. Walter Alfred served in the RAAF (55568) enlisting on, 09/05/1942 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the AIR FORCE HQ (DPS) as a RAAF Non-Commissioned Corporal (CPL) on 18/10/1946. Walter Alfred CROMPTON was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Myra CROMPTON.

Publication - "Souvenir of the Avenue of Honour"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Picture - Framed Australian Victoria Cross Awards

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Limited Edition Series

Souvenir - Wooden Carved Figure

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

1939 - 1945 Star

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Frank CLARKE. He was born on 06/10/1911 in Sydney, NSW. Frank served in the Army (NX87998) enlisting on, 09/02/1942 in Croydon Park, NSW before being discharged from duties with the 3 AUST INF BATN as a Army Non-Commissioned Lance Corporal / Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR) on 29/10/1945. Frank CLARKE was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Margaret CLARKE. Frank Clarke was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Book - "Tobruk Veterans' 39th Commemoration Dinner 1941-1980

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Map - Framed Positions Burma-Siam Railway 1943

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Photograph - Grave Marker (Cross)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Charles JOHNSTONE. He was born on 1/04/1875 in Cope Cope, VIC. Charles served in the AIF (3086) enlisting on, 13/11/1916 in Cope Cope, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 7/37 BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 26/12/1917. Charles JOHNSTONE was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Grace CONSTABLE (Sister).

Soldier's Pay Book

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Pay book in cover

Historical information

This object relates to Herbert Swain GREENING. He was born on 1/01/1891 in Ballarat, VIC. Herbert Swain served in the AIF (3292) enlisting on, 13/07/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 5 BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 15/02/1918. Herbert Swain GREENING was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Mrs. M. Greening - Mother. Herbert Greening was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pay Book Front - Handwritten "Pte H S Greening" and "3292" Cover - Handwritten "3292" "Pte H S Gree (illegible)" "5th Batt" "A I F"

Buttons - x 3 (assorted silver) Nurses

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Container - 81mm Mortar

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

Numerous markings on side, LOT JA-1-19/11

Newspaper Front page - Framed

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

The Argus, "Souvenir Supplement" Brigadier S.G. Savige, D.S.O., M.C., E.D. Thursday Febraury 22, 1940.

Member's Presonal Equipment Card - AMF

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to William David WILLIAMS. He was born on 23/05/1907 in Ballarat, VIC. William David served in the Army (VX139193 V103196) enlisting on, 10/05/1943 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 2/9 FLD COY as a Army Non-Commissioned Sapper (SPR) on 30/01/1946. William David WILLIAMS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is W WILLIAMS.

Badge - RSL

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

RSL badge no = V63556 'Old' Badge logo with three (3) servicemen & '98' year clip

Trench Craft - Butter Knife x 2

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Bugle

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Boots - Hobnail, tan

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"M65 1945"